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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Albany County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 294,565 100.0
      enrolled in school 83,713 100.0   Native 275,337 93.5
Nursery school, preschool 4,848 5.8       Born in United States 272,811 92.6
Kindergarten 3,581 4.3           State of residence 232,729 79.0
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 31,402 37.5           Different state 40,082 13.6
High school (grades 9-12) 15,565 18.6       Born outside United States 2,526 0.9
College or graduate school 28,317 33.8   Foreign born 19,228 6.5
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 7,567 2.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 11,141 3.8
  Population 25 years and over 195,381 100.0       Not a citizen 8,087 2.7
Less than 9th grade 7,925 4.1        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18,792 9.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 52,796 27.0     Total (excluding born at sea) 19,228 100.0
Some college, no degree 32,121 16.4   Europe 6,798 35.4
Associate degree 18,661 9.6   Asia 6,657 34.6
Bachelor's degree 34,288 17.5   Africa 1,201 6.2
Graduate or professional degree 30,798 15.8   Oceania 77 0.4
        Latin America 3,407 17.7
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.3 (X)   Northern America 1,088 5.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 33.3 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 278,018 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 239,699 100.0   English only 250,439 90.1
Never married 77,156 32.2   Language other than English 27,579 9.9
Now married, except separated 117,405 49.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 9,176 3.3
Separated 6,788 2.8   Spanish 7,507 2.7
Widowed 18,665 7.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,297 0.8
 Female 14,975 6.2   Other Indo-European languages 13,715 4.9
Divorced 19,685 8.2           Speak English less than '"very well"' 4,275 1.5
 Female 11,593 4.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 4,549 1.6
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 2,028 0.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 294,565 100.0
           under 18 years 3,392 100.0     Total ancestries reported 348,703 118.4
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 1,292 38.1   Arab 1,452 0.5
        Czech¹ 1,264 0.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 776 0.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 228,206 100.0   Dutch 10,687 3.6
Civilian veterans 27,969 12.3   English 26,347 8.9
        French (except Basque)¹ 17,881 6.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 6,977 2.4
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 47,216 16.0
     Population 5 to 20 years 64,959 100.0   Greek 1,962 0.7
With a disability 5,623 8.7   Hungarian 1,550 0.5
     Population 21 to 64 years 168,444 100.0   Irish¹ 69,191 23.5
With a disability 28,879 17.1   Italian 47,760 16.2
 Percent employed 58.9 (X)   Lithuanian 1,246 0.4
No disability 139,565 82.9   Norwegian 1,434 0.5
 Percent employed 80.8 (X)   Polish 19,035 6.5
     Population 65 years and over 39,755 100.0   Portuguese 560 0.2
With a disability 14,361 36.1   Russian 5,707 1.9
        Scotch-Irish 3,114 1.1
        Scottish 5,126 1.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 678 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 278,018 100.0   Subsaharan African 2,142 0.7
Same house in 1995 157,709 56.7   Swedish 2,159 0.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 115,141 41.4   Swiss 524 0.2
 Same county 66,573 23.9   Ukrainian 3,118 1.1
 Different county 48,568 17.5   United States or American 10,240 3.5
  Same state 37,050 13.3   Welsh 2,195 0.7
  Different state 11,518 4.1   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 2,116 0.7
Elsewhere in 1995 5,168 1.9   Other ancestries 56,246 19.1
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
¹ The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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